The 12 best albums made by triple j

This Friday just gone marked the release day of this year’s triple j Hottest 100 compilation. The annual selection of tracks serves as a way to collect some of the highlights of the most recent Hottest 100 countdown, and also as a musical time capsule of years past – not...

The First Time 8 Aussie Musicians Hit The Slopes

The Perisher Peak Festival (aka The Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music Festival) is back in 2014 with a new name, a new look and an exciting lineup of acts. Over 4 days, June 6-9, the Peak Festival will feature over 100 concerts across 8 venues in the unique environment of...

Aussie Music Festival In The Snow Expands 2014 Lineup

The Perisher Peak Festival 2014 lineup has expanded as the Aussie event edges closer to the kick-off of its sixth edition. Formerly known as the Perisher Snowy Mountains Festival, this year’s event takes place over four days during the June long weekend and is distinguished by combining live music and...

Elefant Traks Reveal 15 Anniversary Running Order Following Sell Outs

Elefant Traks, the award-winning independent label founded by Tim Levenson (aka Urthboy), is celebrating its 15th anniversary with an “elefant-sized festival” presented over two nights in Melbourne and Sydney this November and fans have flocked to help celebrate the event with news that the two-day passes for the event have sold out...

Can An Aussie Label Buck The Hip Hop Festival Curse?

Australia has a pretty disastrous relationship with touring international hip-hop acts for festivals and tours. Tthis year’s spotty track record of collapsed hip-hop music festivals and troubled rap events alone would have many believe in the myth of the ‘hip hop curse’, but a Sydney based label celebrating its 15th birthday is...

Come Together Festival Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Next Weekend

Next weekend the crème de la crème of Australian hip-hop will unite for Come Together’s 10th anniversary celebration, once again held at Luna Park’s Big Top over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and tickets are selling fast! To add to all the excitement, Illy will be showcasing brand new tracks...

WOMADelaide Announces Full 2013 Lineup

Following on from the list of 25 acts announced at the tail-end of October, the full lineup for WOMADelaide 2013 has announced its full list of musical delights for next year’s world music festival to be held in Adelaide’s Botanic Park between Friday March 8 to Monday 11. In addition to reggae...

WOMADelaide Add 25 Acts To 2013 Lineup

The WOMADelaide bill came out some week ago with of the first four acts with Jimmy Cliff, Hugh Masekela, The Cat Empire, The Herd being announced for the March 2013 Festival TheMusic reports. Now, 25 more acts have been announced with this year’s lineup the most diverse yet. Brooklyn’s Antibalas...

Dr. Seuss Meets The Herd, Urthboy, Hermitude, & More At Sydney’s Graphic 2012

Artists from integral Aussie hip hop label Elefant Traks will join an eclectic line up drawing from all kinds of genres for this year’s Graphic expo at the Sydney Opera House. The festival will run on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of November, showcasing exceptional works in “graphic...

The Greatest, Most Powerful Protest Songs

Popular music and social movements have always gone hand in hand, ever since the American Civil Rights Movement of the 60s – activists and protestors for change have found troubadours and artists to spread their social message. From folk to funk, rap to rock, incendiary to imaginary, we take a...

Peats Ridge Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts & Music Festival is pleased to announce an incredible music line up for 2012, with headliner JOHN BUTLER TRIO – one of the most requested acts in the festival’s history – are set to bring in the New Year in the surrounds of the stunning Glenworth...

The Herd

The popularity of Australian hip hop has been growing rapidly over the last decade. Whether you like it or not, it is a style that now demands to be taken seriously. Sydney collective The Herd was at the forefront of developing the style and seeing them live gives you a...